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August 20, 2019 09:36

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Mr. Bladel goes to Washington

GoDaddy VP of Public Policy testifies to Congress and answers questions from Ted Cruz. GoDaddy VP of Global Policy James Bladel testifying to the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet GoDaddy Vice President of Global Policy James Bladel was in Washington, D.C. this morning for a Senate hearing “The Internet and Digital […]

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Is the Trump administration really trying to reverse the IANA transition?

Questions have been raised about the US government’s commitment to an independent ICANN, following the release of letters sent by two top Trump appointees. In the letters, new NTIA head David Redl and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross expressed an interest in looking at ways to “unwind” the IANA transition, which in 2016 severed the […]

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Politico: new NTIA chief told Cruz he’d look into way to reverse ICANN “handover”

Fortunately, Russia and China haven’t “taken over the internet” yet. A new report from Politico reveals that the new head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, David Redl, told Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee that he’d look into ways to reverse the U.S. government’s decision to end its IANA contract with ICANN. Cruz […]

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Trump nominee open to retaking ICANN oversight role

The incoming head of the US Department of Commerce has indicated that it is unlikely he’ll try to reestablish the US government’s unique oversight of ICANN, at least in the short term. But at his confirmation hearing in Congress yesterday, Trump nominee for secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross said he’d be open to ideas about […]

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Kieren McCarthy explains the “internet handover” – DNW Podcast #103

Why Russia and China aren’t about to take over the internet. The U.S. is “giving away the internet”? Hardly. On today’s show, journalist Kieren McCarthy explains what the U.S. government plans to do with its role in the internet at the end of this month, why it will not affect free speech, and why we […]

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Here’s what happened to ICANN on Capitol Hill yesterday

Hearing gets feisty: threats of jail time, questions about China and more. Ted Cruz is on a mission to halt the U.S. government from relinquishing contracts with ICANN related to IANA functions. That transition is due to take place at the end of this month. Yesterday he brought the battle to a congressional hearing. The […]

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GAO: Internet IANA functions transition is not a transfer of government property

GAO says IANA transition is not a transfer of government property, which would require congressional approval. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an analysis yesterday determining that the proposed transition of IANA functions to ICANN does not constitute a transfer of U.S. government property requiring congressional approval. This is important because it’s one of […]

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Video: Ted Cruz spreads internet FUD all over the Senate floor

Cruz gives speech urging congress to nix upcoming IANA functions transition. Senator Ted Cruz just gave a speech in the Senate proposing adding an appropriations rider to the upcoming continuing resolution in an effort to halt the IANA transition. He repeated many of the same false claims he has already made regarding the transition. Cruz […]

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IANA transition from U.S. government could ride on a rider

Senator suggests appropriations ride as a way to stop transition. Will the transition of the U.S. government’s oversight of IANA internet functions end this month as planned? Or will it be delayed? It could ride on a rider. Senator Ted Cruz has been leading the charge to thwart the transition, (wrongfully) characterizing the transition as […]

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US confirms no .com price hikes before 2024

The US government has confirmed that it expects to keep Verisign’s .com registry fee capped at the current level until at least 2024. The intention was disclosed in a letter to Senator Ted Cruz, who has been waging war against the US government plan to remove itself from DNS root zone oversight, along with senators […]

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